Paul Bush’s animated short films are skillfully made and pleasant to view. Furniture Poetry (1999) illustrates Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophical speculations about sense perception and our knowledge of objects by rapidly intercutting a table and chair, then different fruits—but cinema’s ability to interchange objects does not amount to philosophy. Rapid intercutting seems more appropriately used in his Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2001). Bush illustrates poems by Dante and Coleridge in His Comedy (1994, 8 min.) and The Albatross (1998) by scratching the outlines of old engravings directly onto celluloid, creating visually engaging lines that constantly flicker. But he doesn’t put this technique to much more than decorative use. 86 min.